School: Rathwire (C.) (roll number 8416)

Rathwire, Co. Westmeath
Mrs. Caffrey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 464

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 464

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    near generally walk their dogs to the field.
    A charge is made at the gate and men are appointed to take the money.
    The hares are kept in boxes and are let up the field one at a time as each pair of greyhounds is slipped.
    The dogs course in pairs each wears a collar. One dog has a red collar and the other a white collar. The dog with the red collar is slipped on the left hand side. When a course is decided, the "Judge" waves a flag of a similar colour to the collar worn by the winner.
    People are very sorry when coursing is over because the day of coursing is very nice. Some of the people that go to the coursing make a lot
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Patricia Whelehan
    Brutonstown, Co. Westmeath